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Future Leaders in News

Future Leaders in News

Focused course for new and aspiring news leaders

Next date: 26-27 March 2020

Whether you have recently assumed a news leadership role, aspire to hold one, or you are a journalist or media manager resuming a leadership role, our Future Leaders in News course aims to help you:

  • Gain insights about your audiences - and act on them
  • Develop your knowledge of project and people management
  • Discover techniques to promote innovation and change
  • Create strategies to address your management challenges
  • Build your network

Applications are open for the following dates:

  • 21-22 November 2019  Course fully booked.
  • 26-27 March 2020
  • 14-15 May 2020

Sample programme from previous event

Day 1

Welcome dinner in an Oxford University college

Day 2

Session 1: Journalism exists in the context of its audience
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen: Director, Reuters Institute; Professor of Political Communication, University of Oxford; Editor, Reuters Institute Digital News Report

  • Where do different people get their news?
  • How do they think about the content they consume?
  • What do they value and when will they pay?

Session 2: It’s the people, stupid! Building trust in your organisation
Alexandra Borchardt, Director of Leadership Programmes, Reuters Institute; Former Managing Editor, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany; Lecturer in leadership, Technical University of Munich

  • What to pay attention to when leading people
  • How to focus your strategy
  • Getting beyond groupthink to foster innovation

Session 3: How to communicate with your newsroom
Polly Curtis, Visiting Fellow, Reuters Institute; Former Editor, HuffPost UK; Former Senior Editor, the Guardian

  • How to sell a new strategy - and what mistakes to avoid
  • Integrating data into the daily conversation appropriately
  • Can there ever be such a thing as an inclusive news meeting?



Next date: 26-27 March 2020
Cost: £995 including lunch and a dinner at an Oxford University college (travel and accommodation not included)
Location: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, 13 Norham Gardens, Oxford, OX2 6PS
Registration: Send a brief bio to